On March 2nd , several topics where covered concerning the immediate future of 399. The details of the discussion/motions made could only be heard and debated by being present at the meeting.

These topics are in no particular order,

1) Announcement of new staff in the Charleston hall, starting in June.

2) Update on JATC operations, Jared has updated everyone on what is to come from the JATC and the apprentices.

3) An update from Justin Wingard was given on all jobs currently in the state. Also his on going effort to raise awareness of the sheetmetal trade. We have 4 new logos to use as well.

4) Update from all stewards present and on current contracts.

5) All hall locations have new computers for CAD training, We need a volunteer to instruct the class, please contact Jared for info.

We ALL benefit from your participation when attending any meeting, we can NOT grow and progress into the future without your input and time donated to the hall. The next opportunity for you to help is June 6th, at 7:00 pm at the Training Center nearest you. Will you help or continue to ignore your brothers and sisters?

Additional and equally important information

The PRO act is still on going and in need of desperate attention. Please read it and be more informed, we all deserve to work safely, securely and fairly. Our wages and benefits would be HALF or less than what they are now if we were not unionized. A link to the bill is here https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/842

Sadly this effort from you is not enough, we all still need to make a call to the senators of South Carolina and tell them that being a right to work state is directly conflicted with workers who wish to organize for a better future. This link https://www.senate.gov/states/SC/intro.htm will help you find the contact info and we all need to DEMAND a better future for us all.